Learn how to make a fabric bookmark with this easy sewing pattern. This pattern comes with a pen pocket and elastic, which makes it more valuable.
Bookmarks can be found everywhere. You can find them made with paper, felt, fabric, and more. The ones we usually see are the simple fabric ones with a ribbon tail that makes it easy to pull out.
But sometimes, these bookmarks have the disadvantage of falling off while you carry the books around your house.
Solution- make a bookmark with elastic! This bookmark has an elastic attached to it so you can put it around the pages you would like to mark. You can easily carry the book around, without the fear of the bookmark falling off.
The sewing pattern comes with a pen pocket to store your pens and markers as well.
But don’t worry, it is not hard to make and takes only a few minutes. This tutorial will make sewing a bookmark easy for you. So, let’s get started!
If you would like to make a corner bookmark to mark the pages of your book, click on the picture below:
How to Make a Fabric Bookmark
Scraps of fabric medium- weight cotton fabric for the bookmark body.
Scraps of medium-weight cotton fabric for the bookmark pocket.
Scraps of medium-weight fusible interfacing.
Fold- over- elastic- 10.5- inches ( can be more or less, depending on the size of your book. Mine was 8.5” long)
Let’s make the pockets.
Place the pocket on the right side of the front piece, lining up the raw edges (the finished edge comes along the center).
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Thursday 8th of December 2022
Do you have to use fold over elastic or is any elastic okay?
Saturday 10th of December 2022
You can use any elastic that is at least 0.75- inches thick.
Saturday 24th of September 2022
where can I find the fold over elastic that you use?
Sunday 25th of September 2022
You can get it from Amazon.
Sunday 18th of September 2022
Thank you for sharing , it is very useful and easy to make.